Daily Archives: July 29, 2021

Next Screening? Korean diplomats scramble to “Escape from Mogadishu”

This August 6 release is a thriller set in “Black Hawk Down” 1991 Somalia. Looks gripping.

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Movie Review: “John and the Hole” never digs its way out

“John and the Hole,” the painterly, understated and under-plotted directing debut of visual artist turned filmmaker Pascual Sisto, leaves the diagnosis of its title character up to the viewer. And right from the start, he’s a puzzle. John (Charlie Shotwell) … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Searching for Mr. Rugoff,” remembering an art film icon

In the days before streaming — before home video even — film-lovers flocked to New York to get their art, indie and international cinema fix. We made our pilgrimage to the Beekman, the Paris, the Waverly, Sutton, Lincoln Plaza, Cinema … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Bill Nighy becomes an Outback Grandpa for “Buckley’s Chance”

A New York kid mourns his lost dad and comes of age under Grandpa’s tutelage, and in reaction to Grandpa’s frontier ways. And there’s a cute dingo.

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Movie Review: To collect Sarandon’s inheritance, Jake Johnson must “Ride the Eagle”

Funnyman Jake Johnson is son “tested” by his long-estranged, now-dead mother in the bittersweet “better to grow up late than never” comedy “Ride the Eagle.” It’s a not-quite-aimless film peopled with “types” and built on movie tropes — the sorts … Continue reading

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